Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Les Milles

4.6
#4 of 15 in Museums in Aix-en-Provence
Get a glimpse of World War II history by visiting Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Today one of UNESCO's headquarters, it was once an internment camp for German and Austrian men, and later the place of transit for Jewish men. See the works of artists interned there, visit the preserved areas where they lived, and learn about genocide. You can walk the path people took on their way to deportation to concentration camps, see a gallery with paintings, and view a wagon that shows where the deportation took place. Plan to visit Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aix-en-Provence attractions using our Aix-en-Provence road trip planning website .
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  • This is a bit of a hidden gem - 6km out of the centre. Very worth the visit. Excellent memorial. Would recommend the visit.  more »
  • Museum does look closed from the outside, but you have to go through a security xray gatehouse before you enter the museum proper. The main building has all text in French and English, but the latter ...  more »
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  • Five stars easy. The museum completely immerses you into the time and explains everything leading up to World War 2 that led to the holocaust during it. Then it shows where France and the Camp des Milles fell into this dark episode and then you get to see the actual floors and spots people had to sleep in. Deeply touching museum with an amazing amount of information. I would recommend 1.5/2 hours at least.
  • Very interesting, lots to take in, allow 3 hours or so and eat before you go as there's no cafe!!
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